The Sky is Gray

Overview

Ernest J. Gaines' short story The Sky is Gray was adapted for television by Charles Fuller. James Bond III plays the son of black sharecropper Olivia Cole in this haunting period piece. Young Bond takes a trip to the city with his mother, where he experiences at close quarters the hatred and prejudice that his mother has tried to shield him from. Both mother and son manage to emerge from the experience with strengthened pride. The 46-minute The Sky is Gray was first telecast April 7, 1980 on PBS' American Short ...
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Overview

Ernest J. Gaines' short story The Sky is Gray was adapted for television by Charles Fuller. James Bond III plays the son of black sharecropper Olivia Cole in this haunting period piece. Young Bond takes a trip to the city with his mother, where he experiences at close quarters the hatred and prejudice that his mother has tried to shield him from. Both mother and son manage to emerge from the experience with strengthened pride. The 46-minute The Sky is Gray was first telecast April 7, 1980 on PBS' American Short Stories anthology.
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Special Features

Author bio; Actor bios; Printable study guide; About the American Short Story Collection; Audio interview: Robert Geller; Henry Fonda intro
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2005
  • UPC: 012233388824
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,698

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Margaret Avery
James Bond III
Olivia Cole
Cleavon Little
Technical Credits
Stan Lathan Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Tooth Ache [6:13]
2. Killing a Bird [6:18]
3. Going to Town [4:32]
4. The Dentist Visit [9:02]
5. The Dance [7:27]
6. The Benefactor [10:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Access
   Author Bio
      Ernest J. Gaines
   Actor Bios
      Olivia Cole
      James Bond III
   Printable Study Guide
   About the ASSC
   Transcript Interview
   Henry Fonda Intro
   Watch for These DVDs
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